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Magpie & Maniac

An interview with Fritz Swanson
The story behind True Story #16: "A Dirge for the Doubly Dead"

Creative Nonfiction Receives AWP’s Small Press Award

Pittsburgh-based literary magazine Creative Nonfiction is the winner of the 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Small... more

What's the Story #66

From the Editor
"Real life can be as scary as any monster story"

What's This Doing to My Brain?

Then & Now
Are we addicted to our devices and networks? And if we are ... does it matter?

True Story #15: This Is My Oldest Story

Haunted by the long-unsolved mystery of a neighbor boy's disappearance, Emily Brisse tries to make sense of a terrible story that isn’t... more

Write at CNF

Take your writing to the next level at CNF's office in Pittsburgh; spring workshops are open now. more

Writing Away the Stigma

A free eight-week workshop for young adults who have experienced the stigma of mental illness. more

True Story #14: The River of No Return

Two young mothers grapple with isolation and unforgiving terrain in this braided narrative of the American West. more

Ruminating, Research, and Realizing

An interview with Ilene Winn-Lederer
"I have always felt that my mission as an illustrator is to honor the work of past luminaries while creating works that reflect my own era’s thinking."

The Truth Is I Never Left You

Essay
A young girl's seat assignment on the plane ride to America changes everything

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